DAVIE, Fla. – A high-speed crash left one person dead and one injured on Friday night in Davie, police said.
The collision happened when the driver of a red Mustang was speeding east on Stirling Road, and the driver of a silver Kia Soul was making a U-turn at Northwest 77th Avenue, according to Sgt. Kelvin Urbaez.
“That vehicle was T-boned,” Urbaez, a spokesman for the Davie Police Department, said about the silver Kia Soul.
Good Samaritans rushed to the damaged cars hoping to be able to help. There were several witnesses including Michelle Webber.
“I just heard like a very loud bang,” Webber said, adding she ran out to the street to investigate.
The driver of the Kia Soul who was making a U-Turn died on Stirling Road, Urbaez said. The driver that detectives believe was speeding in the red Mustang was hospitalized with arm injuries, Urbaez said.
Detectives believe speed was a factor judging by how far the vehicles traveled from the point of impact.
“Some witnesses did stay on scene and advised us that one of the cars, the red Mustang, was actually traveling at an excessive speed,” Urbaez said.
The silver Kia Soul flipped upside down. The red Mustang ended up about a block away from the impact, police said. There was a third car that was also damaged in the wreck, and the driver waited for police officers to arrive.
Detectives were searching for a driver who witnessed the crash and left the scene.
“You hear people racing,” Webb said about living near Stirling Road. “It is just crazy. It is scary.”
Urbaez is asking drivers to avoid the area, which he said will remain closed during the investigation.
Clarification: Initially police officers thought two vehicles were drag racing, but as the investigation progressed they determined speed was involved but the drivers were not racing.